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Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)

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1h 44min
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In the year 1720, Philippe d'Oreleans (Philippe Noiret) rules France as regent to the lat Louis XIV's pre-teen heir. Socially liberal but financially reckless, Philippe stokes his treasury with profits from France's American colonies Louisiana and Mississippi, even while attempting to administer domestic justice with a slightly even hand. But Philippe's strongest allegiance is to a barely concealed private life of outrageous hedonism and sexual appetites. Witness and provocateur in both whorehouse debauches and court functions is Abbe Dubois (Jean Rochefort), Philippe's scheming would-be archbishop.
When a hapless noble's one man secession lands him at the steps of the Paris gallows, Dubois' lust for power and Philippe's obsession with his beautiful young goddaughter create a political pressure cooker that could lead to invasion, revolt or war.
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Jean Aurenche, Bertrand Tavernier
Que la fête commence...
Drama, Romance
France, Drama, Romance
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
104 minutes

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